Black-naped Oriole feeding on nectar

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“The Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis maculatus) usually takes fruit or animal prey (below).

OrioleBN-nectar [AmarSingh]

“I have previously posted nectar feeding behaviour, using the Coral Tree (Erythrina variegata) LINK.

OrioleBN-nectar [AmarSingh]

“Today we saw an adult feed on the nectar of the Bottlebrush (Callistemon sp.) tree (below). We have planted 3 Callistemons in our garden so that the birds can share this rich nectar source, as there are often squabbles over it.

OrioleBN-nectar [AmarSingh]

“This is the first time I have seen a Black-naped Oriole patiently getting nectar from each flower spike (below). Our resident Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) were distressed and came to investigate the ‘loss’ the moment the Black-naped Oriole left.”

OrioleBN-nectar [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11th February 2018

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

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